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Real Homes July 2020

Real Homes magazine brings you all the home improvement ideas and advice you'll need for your own project. Every issue is filled with expert tips and amazing before and after images of real home transformations, giving you plenty of inspiration for your own extension, renovation or redecoration project. Whether you're looking for the latest on-trend buys for every room in your home, practical advice about project planning and budgets, or in-depth case studies detailing everything from kitchen extensions to loft conversions, Real Homes magazine provides you with everything you need to make your dream home a reality.

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
€ 3,02(Incl. btw)
€ 30,33(Incl. btw)
12 Edities

in deze editie

2 min.
from the editor

My garden isn’t quite sure what’s happened to it over the last couple of months. Thanks to all the time I’ve been spending at home, it’s been lavished with more care and attention than it’s seen in a while and is now thriving as a result. The raised beds are planted up ready to deliver a bumper summer crop of veg, the out-of-control laurel hedge is (almost) back under control, the kids have been busy creating bug hotels from whatever bits of old wood they can find, and our plans for an outdoor kitchen are taking shape and will hopefully come to fruition once we can get hold of the materials. Knowing how lucky my family is to have some outside space has made me appreciate my garden more than ever…

1 min.
summer’s here

Warm weather means more time outside. Hurrah! And creating your personal paradise in the back garden is simple with QVC UK’s latest collection, Desert Sunset. It’s bursting with fun garden accessories and furniture, from parasols to living walls. Tiki time has never been this easy.…

1 min.
our summer playlist

Whether you’re doing a spot of DIY or just hanging out in the garden, good tunes are a must. So we’ve rounded up what the RH team are tapping their toes to this summer Amelia Smith I went to see the musical & Juliet in January and I’m still listening to the soundtrack. The upbeat songs give me so much life – perfect for running in the sunshine. Ellen Finch Vampire Weekend has been my go-to summer soundtrack for years, and their most recent album, Father of the Bride doesn’t disappoint – dip a toe in by listening to ‘Harmony Hall’. Laura Crombie I’ve been listening to the La La Land soundtrack while painting my garden furniture! The first song is called ‘Another Day of Sun’ and it’s sooo catchy...in a really annoying musical kinda way!! Emily…

2 min.
£50* book giveaway for every reader

Chances are you’ve been spending more time than usual at home lately, so to keep you inspired and entertained, we’ve put together a fantastic book giveaway for every reader. Whether you’re using your time to plan an extension or home makeover project for later in the year, want to be more eco-friendly or are looking for some new recipes, we’ve got the perfect selection for you. Our newsstand edition often comes with a free supplement, but we’ve had to make some temporary changes due to the current climate, so we hope you enjoy these five free books worth more than £50* instead. Take a look at what’s included… THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BATHROOMS Whether you’re looking to add an en suite or transform a space for family life, there’s something for every need…

1 min.
meet the judges

BETH MURTON is the editor of Real Homes magazine. Passionate about all things home-related, she’s renovated a 1930s house into a modern family home, and is always looking out for fresh ideas. JASON ORME is editorial director of Real Homes and author of The Self Build Dream, and has advised thousands of homeowners on their renovations. He has totally remodelled his 1960s home. LUCY SEARLE is the global editor-in-chief of Realhomes.com. After a career on a number of homes mags and websites, she’s dedicated to bringing us online homes inspo aplenty. PHOTOGRAPHS KATIE LEE (TOP ANDFAR RIGHT), JEMMA WATTS (RIGHT)…

2 min.
home of the year

There’s still time to enter this year’s Home of the Year awards, and with a grand prize worth £500 up for grabs, what are you waiting for? Whether you’ve extended your kitchen, knocked through your downstairs layout for your dream open-plan space or made over your bathroom, we’d love to hear from you. To be in with a chance of winning £500 of John Lewis & Partners vouchers, as well as appearing in the glossy pages of Real Homes magazine with a fun, professional photoshoot of your project, simply pick the category you’d like to enter and fill in the entry form online at realhomes.com/awards. Entries close at midnight on 2 July 2020, and the judges will select the category winners, all of which will be featured in the magazine and…